Mary Joan Lapinski, (nee: Siwiec), 97, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Brookdale Senior Living, in Marysville, Ohio.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Bayonne before relocating to Ohio in 2018. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with the Western Electric Company after 28 years of service. Known for her outstanding cooking skills and her signature Polish dishes, Mary definitely knew her way around the kitchen. Even though she never measured specific ingredients, she was always able to prepare the perfect dish. In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, Mary took tremendous pride in her family and home life with her husband until his passing in 1975. She had a passion for music and playing the piano and also enjoyed crocheting in her spare time.
A parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mary was devout in her Catholic faith. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey through life and will be fondly remembered by all who were blessed to have known her.
Mary was predeceased by her dearly beloved husband, Joseph Edward Lapinski; parents, Jacob and Maria (Chmielowicz) Siwiec, two sisters, Franciszka and Anne, five brothers, John, Stanley, Michael, Charles, and Edward Siwiec. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Robert Lapinski, daughter, Maryann Bryant and her husband Richard, granddaughter, Kristyn Mary Bryant, grandson, David Joseph Bryant and his wife Deborah Lynn, great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Hannah Bryant, Kinsley Lily Bryant, Jackson David Bryant; and her sister, Helen Roszkowski and her brother, Joseph Siwiec.
A private visitation for family only will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home. All are invited to attend a funeral mass in Mary’s honor at St. John Paul II Parish on Friday, December 4, at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
A Mother's Love
A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.
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